Kas is the last county town located on the south-west cost of Antalya. Antiquity name of Kas was Antiphellos (facing Phellos). As written on ancient sources; Antiphellos means “the extension of Phellos on sea” or the “coast of Phellos (stony place)”. Antiphellos is now a village located on the north of Kas and called Cukurbag.

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Shopping in Kaş

One of the greatest cultural legacies of the Turks who played a major role in the beginning and development of the history of civilization and undertook the first great migration bringing along their values and culture to the Anatolian lands is the Turkish cuisine.

The Turkish cuisine, which had originated from the blending of the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and African cultures and evolved under the influence of the Seljuk and Ottoman Cuisines over the centuries, offers thousands of various dishes and delicacies.

Turkish cuisine evolved long before the Common Era, during the times of hunting and gathering.  To provide the hunters with delicious and savory food the women of the time developed various dishes by trial and error and discovered the spices that added flavor.

 Kaputaş Beach

One can reach this beach from Kas via the scenic Kalkan road by 20 minutes drive. There is a long stair way down to this sandy beach with white-crested waves and magnetizing turquoise color sea.There are no facilities in the beach and the open secret about the stunning turquoise color is the snow-white pepples covering the sea floor.
Blue Cave

The Cave was first discovered in year 1972. It is one of the most famous anchoring points of tour boats around Kas, with a 50 m length, 40 m width and 15 m height. It was a habitation for the seals in the past. Because of the narrow entrance the sunlight fogged in through the sea creating joyfull lighting effects and reflections inside the cave walls and ceiling, It is very close to Kaputas Beach and only 18 km to Kas.

Lycia’s History - A Struggle For Freedom

The history of Lycia is a story of fierce struggles against those who sought to invade and dominate it, as it was a very desirable region. It appears that Greek efforts to colonize Lycia during the first millennium B.C. were largely unsuccessful even though there were several Athenian expeditions.

The first recorded instance of Lycian resistance fighting occurred around 540 BC when the Persians under the commander Harpagos overran all Asia Minor during the rule of Cyrus II (The Great). The Persians attacked the Lycian capital city of Xanthos and the Xanthosians put up a heroic fight. In the end however, they chose mass suicide over surrender. The men of Xanthos gathered their wives, children and possessions in the acropolis and set fire to all before rushing out fighting to die to the last man. Herodotus of Halicarnassos reports:

"The Persian Army entered the plain of Xanthos under the command of Harpagos, and did battle with the Xanthians. The Xanthians fought with small numbers against the superior Persians forces, with legendary bravery. They resisted the endless Persian forces with great courage, but were finally beaten, their womenfolk, children, slaves and treasures into the fortress. This was then set on fire from, below and around the walls , until destroyed by conflagration. Then the warriors of Xanthos made their final attack on the Persians, their voices raised in calls of war, until every last man from Xanthos was killed."

Average Weather in Kaş

    Hot season / summer is in June, July, August .
    Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in January, February, October and November.
    Kas has dry periods in April, May, June and July.
    On average, the warmest month is July.
    On average, the coolest month is January.
    November is the wettest month.
    June is the driest month.


Climate of Turkey

Surrounded by high mountains and open seas, Turkey is a cornucopia of natural wonders. Apart from that, Turkey is noted for its climatic diversity ranging from the Mediterranean to  oceanic to continental climates.

The northern regions of Turkey have an oceanic climate whereas the southern areas are affected by a temperate Mediterranean climate.  The continental climate reigning in the internal regions makes one experience four seasons in one day.

The southern regions which are popular among tourists particularly in summer and the central and northern regions of Turkey which are in demand rather in winter are popular for their cultural heritage as well as the variety of touristic and sports facilities.

Subject to a variety of climates, Anatolia is also rich in flora and fauna. The habitat of numerous varieties of flora and fauna alongside magnificent forests, Turkey, is worth visiting any season of the year.


The Lycian way is a 509 km way-marked footpath around the coast of Lycia in southern Turkey, from Fethiye to Antalya.  The Lycian Way is a coastal walk and mild temperatures mean it can be walked throughout the winter months.

 According to the Sunday Times the Lycian Way is one of the ten most beautiful long distance hikes of the world.